Monday, 14 November 2011

Jerkin It Out


It's no secret that I'm a fan of the 1960s jerkin, in fact if you search Google images you'll find six pictures of me on the first page alone. 


I wear the same two over & over again I thought it might be worth investing in a third just to ring the changes, I'd hate to get stuck in a rut. I spotted this 1960s red leather version on eBay last week and loved it so much I was prepared to go over my usual £10 spending limit.


As the auction was scheduled to end at just after midnight I stuck a snipe in, went to bed and was thrilled to discover I'd won it for £10.31 the following morning. I thought that was a bargain but since I started writing this post I've snapped up another eBay bargain for a mere £2.08.



It gives my favourite maxi dresses a whole new lease of life and it's a far groovier layer of warmth than a cardi.

Red leather jerkin worn with a 1960s Dollyrockers maxi (eBay)

Can you believe that I took today's photos just after lunchtime? It looks like the middle of the night.


66 comments:

  1. You haev AMAZING style lady.....in love with your photo collage:)

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

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  2. The new red jerkin is gorgeous and still a bargain at £10.31! Do love the other outfits too...

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  3. This red leather jerkin is so sexy, there is something about red leather, my prom dress was actually red leather :) I do love how you look in these and it totally adds to whatever you pair it with!
    Way to go on your ebay deals! I think the UK ebay has much better vintage selection and prices compared to the US. Although... I did just pick up some orange boots with faux fur for $8 :) can't wait to get those.

    I love all these pictures of you, dammit woman you are SMOKING in that bikini top TOTAL FRIGGIN BABE!!!!! I also love that catsuit in the top picture, MEOW RAWR!!!!
    Loveyoutoopieces~
    Krista

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  4. I love watching you jerkin it out!
    You look stunning in red jerkin. what a great deal.photo collage is so cool. love photo of u showing us ur hot abs.I know I was going to do eyeshadow tut today but the lighting is horrible, lots of fog on my side.
    luv ya

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  5. Ah, you've been jerkin;-)
    Such a stylish find, but you always have the most unsual and individual pieces here. Another reason why I'm so fond of your blog. XX

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  6. I love how you wear the same item of clothing but it always looks different. Love this red jerkin you outbid! btw.....you you look freaking awesome in that bikini!

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  7. If I was the jealous type I'd say you've been a right jerk(in) Mwahaha! Sorry I'll get me coat!
    Gorgeous colour, and much more fab than a cardi.
    xx

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  8. I love your tan jerkins and they always add a certain groovy something to your outfits, but oh Vix! That red leather number is such a beauty!
    It goes wonderfully well with your Dollyrockers maxi, but I have no doubt at all it will go beautifully with whatever you choose to wear it over - bikini, catsuit, mini, shorts - anything! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. ooohhhhh ....ahhhhhhh..... my favorite kind of layering piece!! :) Ha and I had to giggle about the google thing i will try it and see if you come up on the Bahrain version of google and I will let you know lol!! The red one is fantastic looks great over your maxi:) and oh my it is rather dark outside there...well it is winter I will try and send some sunshine your way ~ Love Heather

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  10. Love the fastening on it, and such a great colour, love ebay bargains!!

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  11. Do you remember Kid 'Jerkin'? Ha ha!
    Lovin' it! Don't know about just after lunch...it's bloomin' dark all day long!
    Z xx

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  12. I love the cut of this red leather number. Fitted, but still open at the front - clever. Cardigans are mu guilty pleasure, but I do feel such a frump on them, and really it's only the torso which needs to be kept warm - all those vital organs!
    Second-hand shopping means anything over £10 feels like splashing out. A tenner on the high street wouldn't last 5 minutes, I'm always horrified when I see the price of new clothes.
    Love how your jerkin fondness means you dominate Google images - that's dedication!

    Lucy x

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  13. How exciting to dominate the Google images! The jerkins are fabulous. I really must get better at layering; I've always been more of a throw on a dress and go person. I think that comes from the years I tried to fit into the office mold; running late every morning is just the first of many ways it was a fail!
    xo

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  14. High five on coming up in Google you superstar!
    I think the red number was well worth spalshing out that little bit extra for. It looks amazing on you!
    Sophie
    x

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  15. urgh, I hate how cloudy it was today, horrible!
    However, what a bargain! I love the look with the Autumnal setting!

    Jules
    http://andsuddenlyisee.wordpress.com
    http://wordshakermag.wordpress.com

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  16. You in a rut??? Never! The red leather jerkin is a beauty.

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  17. I totally LOVE how you rock a jerkin! You are the jerkin queen....hmmmmm....!!!
    That botoom right pic of your collage is one of my fave EVER pix of you!
    This red leather one is sublime!!! A fine score,it's just yummy and shapely and perfect!And,O,won't it be snuggly?! Ooooo,what's the one like you got for 2 quid,tehn?! I guess we'll have to wait and see.Love the frock you're wearing with the red leather,fab sleeves!
    Jeez,it IS darl over there!Bloody hell!Thank goodness you've got your shiney,fabulously cheeerful jewellery,that help us find you in the dark!
    Love YOU!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  18. I just found myself a "Three Dog Night" CD remake from the 70's and this look fits right in! I am having flashbacks of Naru jackets, leather fringes and super cool dudes and dudettes. Keep on truckin my friend. -T

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  19. It WAS dark and miserable today but not so your jerkin. Love it. What is the difference, though, between a jerkin and a waistcoat? They are looking like one and the same to my untrained eye.

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  20. Loving the red jerkin! It really bring a certain something to your dress. What a bargin too!


    I have to say being someone who feels the cold easily I do wear cardigans although I hate men them though! Terrible double standard I know! lol.


    MBB x

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  21. love how you've worn your suede waistcoat over so many different fabulous outfits!!, and love your new purchase, it's so delightfully Red!! and it fits you as a dream!!
    besos

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  22. Seeing all your photos together like that is so fun! I love the hot pink jerkin (I never knew that's what they were called!)

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  23. That's one nice ferkin jerkin there missus! :D

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  24. Fabulous jerkin, I'm with the above commenter I never knew that this is what they were called either!
    I'm sure you will more than get yours worth out of this one xxx

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  25. I love a good last minute swipe on Ebay, and waking up to a bargain! Great new piece to add to your wardrobe! :) x

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  26. How ignorant am I? I thought it was called a vest. I'm enlightened. You look great in those jerkins and congrats your wins!

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  27. Yay, your jherkins are one of my favourite things you wear- they're really unusual, congrats on finding another! Very nice berry colour!

    It's great seeing how you make each piece look different everytime!

    Pretty funny that you can find yourself under the search for jherkin! I wonder if it's an indian word? I haven't heard of it before =)

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  28. I just sat there and googled it to see if it were true - think its brilliant that you're on the first page of Google Images aha! Looking fab as always xo

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  29. It is so nice to come home to your blog full of warm and beauty.
    You are gorgeous inside out and beyond.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  30. You wear a jerkin so well I'm not surprised you're on the first page of Google images.

    Sadly, I can well believe those photos were taken at lunchtime as it's not really been daylight here in Essex all day today - it's soooo depressing.

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  31. oh my god, your outfit is divine as always and really bargain-o-tastic ;)
    sorry for the grey weather you have over there...

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  32. I love the colour of it. Looks great with your maxi dress. Thank you for your lovely comment as well xxx

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  33. Its so horrible when its grey all day. You look fabulous as usual x

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  34. I like jerkins- they are cool! Looking lovely as usual Mrs Vixen!

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  35. That is a stunning colour Vix, you will get lots of joy from this too.

    X x

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  36. You totally suit the jerkin style and I love your red leather purchase.
    I also cannot believe you got another for £2.08 MY GOD WOMAN! you are full of suprises.

    OH AND ON THE DAYLIGHT ASPECT. *uhgggg* It is dark here at 4 p.m. We were trying to get our Christmas lights up at 4:30p.m. in the dark yesterday afternoon. I had to turn on all the indoor lights to help Mr. Coco be able to see. lol

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  37. That jerkin certainly brightens up a dull day.

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  38. Love that collage pic! So many favourites in there... and I LOOOVE the new red leather one - what a bargain! What's the difference between a vest/waistcoat and a jerkin... is it the length?

    You're gorgeous, as always - and especially love the bikini pic - PPHHHHWWWOOOAAARRRRR!!!!

    Love! Sarah xxx

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  39. Hee - there's definitely worse things to be notorious for than jerkins! I love the colour of your new one and it does look nice and cosy too.

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  40. Wasn't it just hideous today? It was so dull I didn't even go out of my office, which is really unlike me because I can't bear to stay inside a whole day. I love your jerkins. You really rock them out, I wouldn't have known what a jerkin was until I started reading you. This red one is a lovely colour, it's almost raspberry red. I think you need more because you really do get tons of wear out of them. xx

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  41. I love the fact that 6 first-page google images are of you! I'm going to go in search of a 70s conker colour suede jerkin that I know my mum has squirrelled away somewhere - now that we've seen a collection of the multiple ways you look fab in one.

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  42. Whaaa?? I thought these were night photos! That's crazy! They are really creepy cool though. The eery atmosphere makes the vintage outfit even more glamorous. xoxo

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  43. I love the print on this dress so much! I'd love to have a 70th mini in this fabric - short bottom and long sleeves))

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  44. I always admire your fringed jerkin whenever you wear it but this red leather one is cool! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you pair it with! xxx

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  45. Hehe, I've never heard the term jerkin before! But I want one. Love the new red one, the button closure is great, although I do adore the tassles on your tan coloured one :) Thanks for your comment on little chomby, those photos have been sitting around for a while, but he is looking very spritely as he continues to get better! I was crouching down, bending forward a little putting hay in his litter tray the other day and he looked at me and then jumped up onto my shoulder! Like a parrot! So cute :) Xoxox

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  46. I have never heard of this type of waistcoat before, I am inspired and shall be searching one out in the very near future. What a useful piece, thanks for the tip Kat x

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  47. Oh you look incredible, the jerkin is fantastic.

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  48. i didn't even know what a jerkin was vix. a longish vest from the 60's i see. you look fabo in them and again, i love your commitment to your own personal style. it's fabulous.

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  49. I totally thought you were taking the pics at dusk. :) I adore your style...what a way to stay warm! Hearts, janna Lynn

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  50. Oh, all right. You look so super in the photo collage, it made me want to slam my laptop shut and go do a sit up. Lucky for me I had to see what you'd got on ebay so I avoided it. Thanks for the inspiration, you look great!

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  51. Yes it does look like themiddle of the night, by contrast our sun is so blindingly bright atm I'm putting on sunnies just to hang the washing out and got sunburnt yesterday in 4 minutes flat. So much for keeping out of the sun! 36 degrees of punishment here today, only 85% humidity though!!

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  52. Love this! I don't know how you continue to do it, but you are always impressing me. You "get it". And I want a 1960s jerkin.

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  53. oohhh loving the new red jerkin gorgeous button detail to. I love the way you have arranged your photo's today. dee xx

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  54. I had never heard of the term jerkin before but you sure know how to rock them. I love how the red one adds even more colours to an outfit.

    xx

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  55. Hi my dear-a lovely winter outfit, the maxi dress and red leather gilet are both gorgeous and compliment each other perfectly xxx

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  56. Love your jerkin, the colour is gorgeous xxx

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  57. It's such a great jerkin - so versatile! It's really nice to have go-to pieces like that in your wardrobe. I can believe it was lunchtime when you took the photo, it was so dull yesterday. Love the green boots from Sunday x

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  58. I absslutely must find myself a jerkin too, you look so fab in all of yours!x

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  59. Nice jerkin - I think every woman should own one. Very flattering!

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  60. Dear lord! You are one of the most amazingly gorgeous creatures I've ever seen!
    Toni xo

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  61. Love the way your rock the jerkin!

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  62. Love the mixture of photos :) This new one is fab! x

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  63. You look fabulous, im also loving that you are rocking the google Jerkin search :o) Scarlett x

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